Leadership is About Clarity

Just read a line by famed designer Karim Rashid: "I think we should always be looking 15 minutes ahead." I suggest we should always be thinking 15 years ahead. Clarity precedes mastery and it’s impossible to create an outcome/goal/result that you can’t even see.

The best businesses I’ve worked with are so beautifully clear on where they’re going and what their brand stands for and the type of people they want to populate their place. The most successful people know exactly what success means to them and what their mountains look like. And each day, step by step, they steadily near that once-far destination. You can too.

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19 Responses to “Leadership is About Clarity”

  1. Kenneth says:

    Brilliant! Cant wait for your Greatness guide II.

  2. A.S.Ashakiran says:

    Food 4 thought, indeed. Come to think of it, though I had thought that the direction my career is taking is unplanned, there seems to be some foresight, after all. Its only that I hadn’t noticed it so far. Thanks, as everyday!

  3. JYOTSNA says:

    Life is about 3 f’s:FIT,FIX,FOCUS

  4. Karunaa Gowda says:

    Revered Robin Sharmaji,

    Wishing you and your family Happy Deepavali, and also to all the fans of robinji all over the world. On this ocassion i wish to quote from upanishad” Asathoma sadgamya,Mruthyoma amrutham gamaya,Thamosoma jyotirgamaya” means lead us towards truth from untruth, towards activeness from laziness and towards light from darkness.

  5. R D Gangwar says:

    Respected sir, on the ocassion of the famous indian festival of light,i wish you a very very happy DIWALI.

  6. Rajat Shanbhag says:

    Hi Robin, how u doing???? first of all, i wish u a very Happy Diwali..
    i keep thinking abt u write and say.. and they are so very true… clarity precedes mastery… and good i came to know u when i am still young..take care…hope to see you someday!!!!!

  7. Ash says:

    Wonderful post. A very happy Diwali to you and yours.

  8. johnny says:

    hey robin.. to the world ur sombody, but to sombody ur the world. johnny

  9. Rita says:

    Thinking ahead – so important :) My son has a history test tomorrow, and as I was helping him studying tonight, I got a chance to remember some long lost knowledge of the Russian revolution myself! Good fun:)
    Well, around 1930 Josef Stalin (self made prime minister for the communists) recognized that their country was 50-100 years behind the rest of Europe, and he got a bold vision.. To make a 5 year plan; to increase production at any cost and catch up with the rest of Europe… What others had done in 50 years, they would have to do in 5-10 years. The man was a horrible dictator, the cost was great – however it did show us that keeping focus on a vision over a long period of time – does work… A few decades later, the country sent men out into space, and the US considered the Soviet Union to be a superpower and the Cold War started…. That`s quite a long way for a country that had more than 70 % analphabets around 1925 ! And it makes me think of the fact that it does not matter where you are right now; just get started and follow the plan… Again and again – and you will get there :) Eventually…

  10. Ziswandy says:

    What a thought Rita. You just break my mindset boundary. I read this Robin post again & again, and I don’t really know what I’m gonna post (or maybe i’m just procrastinating). But you really put this idea in a very different angle & bigger picture. Thank you very much Rita for making me realize. And of course, thnx to you Robin. +Ziswandy

  11. Karunaa Gowda says:

    When ever Ms.RITA writes, it has quite good informations and worth reading for robin’s fans. Thank you RITA

  12. Karunaa Gowda says:

    Our first prime minister Pandit Jawahar lal Nehru implemented five year plan and still in our country continuing this trend. Infact five year plan concept implemented by Nehruji barrowed from Russia successful five year plan.Thanks once again to Ms.RITA and Robinji- for providing this blog as platform to express our ideas/views and also to know about others ideas/ views.

  13. Kumar Iyer says:

    HAPPY DEEPAWALI TO ALL OF YOU!! It is indeed a great thought….However thinking alone is not enough but as my dear friend RITA has quoted an example ..tats something needs to be inculcated! As famous saying goes ONE WHO FAILS TO PLAN ….PLANS TO FAIL….and as Robin has always mentioned there has to be short term Goals and longs term Goals….this advise has definately given some direction to my life…and Hope it does to every!!

  14. Alex says:

    As you rightly say, ‘AWARENESS precedes CHANGE’. I think its right when you say that you can’t hit a target you cannot see. Its also observed that at the crossroads of life, even a deviation of one degree from your goals will lead you to a completely different location overtime.

  15. James Rivera says:

    Its funny I relate the game of golf to life alot. And when I pick a target in the distance I always track it back to a spot 15 feet in front of me to line myslef up. I could have the talent and the work dicipline of Tiger Woods but if Iam lined up incorrectly there is no way I could ever hit my target.

  16. Izz says:

    This is great and real. We always got to remember that where we are today, the state of our lives, what we have, what we can and cannot enjoy are the fruits of our forethoughts, of the dreams that we had yesterday and in deed worked toward.

    In my own words, I doubt that a ship can reach the harbour safely, let alone at all, without the help of a navigation system and the very important far-away shinning lighthouse.

    Our dreams are like lighthouses. Our thoughts the rays from that light which help us go for something better and give us hope to become the best that we can be.

    Thanks again Robin.

  17. villarreal sumoza teodulo says:

    tanks robin for yuo heelp in mi live

  18. cigdem says:

    That is true, but still I think it’s also good to do things the way we just feel it at the present moment by listening to our instincts independently of the future. It might not be very rationnal as a behaviour, maybe just too much emotionnal. But sometimes it makes us happier.

  19. Yuga says:

    Hi robin..

    The following lines are from Geetanjali by Rabindranath Tagore.

    regards — Yuga

    Spring has past
    Summer has gone
    Winter is here
    And the song that I meant to sing
    Is still unsung
    I have spent my days stringing and unstringing my instrument
    -SANSKRIT SAYING

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